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Project for additional tax office space in Manchester delayed

The James Warehouse Plaza in Mandeville is the proposed location for additional space for the tax office.Photo: Gregory Bennett

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Plans for additional space at the tax office here have been delayed following concerns voiced by administrators in Kingston. The cramped space at the tax office on South Race Course Road in Mandeville has long been a cause for concern. In addition to the limited spa ... Read More

A very quiet Manchester Parish Council compound Fraud probe at Manchester Parish Council triggers uncertainty
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A new working week opens today with the Manchester Parish Council shr ... Read More

Ainsworth and Carla Fritz — 19 years of marriage A happy Father’s Day
MANDEVILLE, Manchester - More than seventy men were treated here on Father’s Day at the Church ... Read More

Professor Marilyn Anderson making a presentation to Dr Trevor Gardner.Gregory Bennett Outgoing NCU president hailed as consummate professional
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of the Mandeville-headquartered Northern Caribbean Univers ... Read More

On track - Ellis and Kalawan set for Poland

Monday, June 27, 2016    

Kalawan excelled in the 400m hurdles. (Bryan Cummings)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — St Elizabeth Technical’s Nigel Ellis and Edwin Allen’s Shannon Kalawan were lead performers from south-central Jamaica at the recent JAAA National Junior Championships held at the National Stadium in Kingston. Highly ranked on the IAAF World Junior performance lists in their respective events, Ellis and Kalawan are now set for the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland next month. After his sensational disqualification from the boys ... Read More

All eyes on Jamalco FC

Monday, June 27, 2016    

Jamalco’s Football Team.

MAY PEN, Clarendon —Jamalco Football Club are the toast of Clarendon after topping the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Charley’s JB Rum Premier League play-offs to qualify for the upcoming Red Stripe Premier League. Unbeaten Jamalco finished with 16 points in the four-team, home-and-away tournament — five consecutive victories and one draw. Fully financed by the south Clarendon-based bauxite/alumina company Jamalco, the team will be accompanied to the top tier of Jamaican ... Read More

Munro College proudly marks its 160th

Monday, June 27, 2016    

File photo of a graduation ceremony of Munro College in 2013

MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Celebrations to mark the 160th anniversary of Munro College have gone extremely well, organisers say. “It has been fantastic; we have achieved a great deal and there is much more to come,” said Mark Smith, principal of the school which accommodates boarders and day students, and which can lay claim to having nurtured many great Jamaicans. Located at 2,000 feet above sea level on 157 acres, with a view of the southern St Elizabeth plains, Munro was firs ... Read More

PHOTO: Well Done

Monday, June 27, 2016    

As part of Child Month (May) activities, the Parenting Club of Porus Primary School in Manchester honoured students for excellence in academics and exemplary conduct. Top achievers and the ‘most disciplined’ boy and girl from each class were presented with gold medals in honour of former mayor of Mandeville, the late Samuel Bailey. Photo shows award-winning children with president of the parenting club, Beverley Tulloch-Danvers.

As part of Child Month (May) activities, the Parenting Club of Porus Primary School in Manchester honoured students for excellence in academics and exemplary conduct. Top achievers and the ‘most disciplined’ boy and girl from each class were presented with gold medals in honour of former mayor of Mandeville, the late Samuel Bailey. Photo shows award-winning children with president of the parenting club, Beverley Tulloch-Danvers. Read More

PHOTO: New St Elizabeth JPs

Monday, June 27, 2016    



Fifty-six of St Elizabeth’s leading citizens, led by chairman of the St Elizabeth Parish Council and mayor of Black River Everton Fisher, were recently installed as Justices of the Peace. Speakers, including Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, urged the new JPs to serve with dedication and the utmost integrity, and to be leaders and game changers in their communities.

Fifty-six of St Elizabeth’s leading citizens, led by chairman of the St Elizabeth Parish Council and mayor of Black River Everton Fisher, were recently installed as Justices of the Peace. Speakers, including Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, urged the new JPs to serve with dedication and the utmost integrity, and to be leaders and game changers in their communities. Read More

PHOTO: Gloom!

Monday, June 27, 2016    

Police personnel at the Manchester Parish Council’s offices on Friday last. (Photo: Gregory Bennett)

Police personnel at the Manchester Parish Council’s offices on Friday last. (Photo: Gregory Bennett) Read More

Mandeville Infant reclaims quiz title

Monday, June 27, 2016    

The champions celebrate

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Mandeville Infant School was victorious in a recent quiz competition held for students at the early childhood level. Bethabara Infant took second place and Christiana Leased Primary and Infant Department placed third. The competition was launched in May 2014 with four infant schools participating, namely Mandeville, Bethabara and Porus Infant and Christiana Leased Primary and Infant Department. Mandeville Infant School emerged the winner then and this year recla ... Read More

CENTRAL JAMAICA DIARY

Monday, June 27, 2016    

A diary

1) Thursday, June 30 Inaugural Father’s Forum Southern Regional Health Authority Santa Cruz Centre of Excellence St Elizabeth-10:00am (2) Friday, July 1- Sunday, July 3 deCarteret College Reunion Mandeville (3) Saturday, July 2 Manchester Wellness Foundation 5KRun/Walk event Brooks Park Mandeville- 6:00am (4) Saturday, July 2 Juici Patties Startime The Verandah Clarendon Park Clarendon- Showtime 8:00pm (5) Thursdays Kiwanis Club Weekly Meeting Mandeville Pr ... Read More

Search continues in St Ann for missing cop

Wednesday, June 22, 2016    

Superintendent Wayne Cameron (right), who heads the St Ann Police, and members of the police search team at Bengal Estate in Discovery Bay, St Ann, yesterday.Photos: Renae Dixon

DISCOVERY BAY, St Ann — The St Ann police are expected to resume today the search for a policeman who reportedly drove his vehicle into a makeshift pool along the beach in Bengal Estate, Discovery Bay, last week. This, after a massive search of the area yesterday yielded naught. The search, which included the use of dogs, covered areas surrounding the beach and further inland. The makeshift pool allows seawater to flow in and out of the area. Reports are that the police were called in af ... Read More

Manchester family hit hard by tragic death of 5-year-old

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June 20, 2016    

Winston Jones, uncle of the the dead five-year-old, shows the section of the tank where his nephew’s body was found.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — In only days five-year-old Dwight Jones would have been taking his graduation walk with children his own age as he got ready to make his transition from Mandeville Infant to primary school. Instead, he took his last breath on Friday. The toddler is suspected to have drowned in an open water tank at his home in the community of Bottom Albion in central Manchester. Relating the incident to the Jamaica Observer on Saturday, his father Rowan Jones said the child wa ... Read More



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